Medical Center & Health Care
11/26/2014 Thankful Long Island Toddler Gives Back to Stony Brook Children's HospitalFormer patient, 4-yr-old Bobby Volk, who came through the Pediatric Emergency Department at Stony Brook Children's Hospital in September and needed emergency surgery, presented a giant check to Dr. Richard Scriven, a pediatric surgeon, today in the lobby of Stony Brook Medicine.
11/25/2014 Two SBU Professors Elected AAAS FellowsTwo Stony Brook University Professors - Erwin London and Clinton Rubin - have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their efforts advancing science or its applications. Professors London and Rubin are among the 401 AAAS members elevated to the rank of Fellow who will be honored at the Fellows Forum held during the AAAS Annual Meeting in February 2015 in San Jose, Calif. This year's AAAS Fellows will be formally announced at the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on the November 28, 2014.
11/24/2014 Dr. Sharon Nachman Leads Network Involving NIH-Sponsored Study that Identifies Superior Drug Regimen for Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV TransmissionThe results of an international clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that taking a three-drug regimen during pregnancy prevents mother-to-child HIV transmission more effectively than taking a single drug during pregnancy, another during labor, and two more after giving birth.
11/24/2014 Nationally Recognized Breast Cancer Physician Named Associate Director for Translational Research at Cancer CenterAlison T. Stopeck, MD, a breast cancer physician and researcher, has been appointed Associate Director for Translational Research at Stony Brook University Cancer Center, announced Yusuf Hannun, MD Director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center.
11/21/2014 Don't Let Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Ruin Your ThanksgivingThe holiday season is upon us and most of these days and nights, are full of delicious festivities! However, there are millions of Americans who anticipate these celebrations with the fear of heartburn.
11/21/2014 Translational Cancer Researcher Named Director of Outpatient Medical Oncology Minsig Choi, MD, an expert in gastrointestinal cancers and translational oncology research, has been selected as Director of Outpatient Medical Oncology and Director of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, two newly created positions at Stony Brook University Cancer Center, announced Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, Director of the Cancer Center and Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine.
11/6/2014 President Stanley And Dr. Ellen Li Donate $50,000 To Stony Brook Children's HospitalSTONY BROOK, NY, November 6, 2014 - Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, a nationally prominent expert in infectious diseases, and his wife Dr. Ellen Li, a renowned gastroenterologist and research scientist at Stony Brook Medicine, announced they are making a $50,000 donation to Stony Brook Children's Hospital in honor of Dr. Li's parents, Mary and Henry Li.
11/13/2014 Could Depression Actually be a form of Infectious Disease?Major depressive disorder (MDD) should be re-conceptualized as an infectious disease, according to Turhan Canli, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Radiology at Stony Brook University. In a paper published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Dr.Canli suggests that major depression may result from parasitic, bacterial, or viral infection. He presents examples that illustrate possible pathways by which these microorganisms could contribute to the etiology of MDD.
11/13/2014 Hundreds Celebrate Cancer Survivorship with their Caregivers at Stony BrookSTONY BROOK, NY, June 11, 2013 - Nearly 300 cancer survivors, their families, friends and the doctors, nurses and other professionals who cared for them at Stony Brook University Cancer Center celebrated Stony Brook's 9th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) on June 9. Ethan Zohn, Survivor: Africa TV show winner, former professional soccer player, and a two-time cancer survivor, brought a message of perseverance to cancer patients.
11/6/2014 News Coverage of "Vintana" Discovery Goes GlobalNews coverage about the discovery of a new fossil mammal by Stony Brook University paleontologist and Distinguished Professor Dr. David Krause and his team has gone global. The discovery of Vintana, published on Nov. 5 in the journal Nature, has grabbed headlines and captivated the news media from around the world.
10/30/2014 Stony Brook Children's Hospital Gets a Special Visit with a Few Tricks and Treats from Seawolves Football playersSTONY BROOK, N.Y., October 30, 2014 - Just in time for Halloween, members of the Stony Brook University Football team took some time off the field yesterday to lift the spirits of the young patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
10/30/2014 Dr. Vincent J. Iacono Installed as the Tarrson Family Professor of PeriodontologyStony Brook, NY - October 30, 2014 - Vincent J. Iacono, DMD, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Chair of the Department of Periodontology, and a nationally recognized leader in periodontology research and education, was formally installed as the inaugural Tarrson Family Professor of Periodontology in the School of Dental Medicine during a Stony Brook University Investiture Ceremony.
10/24/2014 Expert in Heart Failure Named Co-Director of Heart InstituteSTONY BROOK, N.Y., October 24, 2014 - Javed Butler MD, MPH, a physician and researcher who specializes in management and treatment of patients with heart failure, has joined Stony Brook Medicine as Co-Director of the Heart Institute and Chief of the Division of Cardiology, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President of Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine.
10/24/2014 Stony Brook Medicine Updates Long Island Elected Officials on Ebola PreparednessSTONY BROOK, NY, OCTOBER 24, 2014-- Leadership from Stony Brook Medicine briefed Long Island elected officials yesterday on the hospital's readiness to combat Ebola. As one of eight hospitals designated statewide by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to treat potential patients who are infected with Ebola, Stony Brook University Hospital is playing a crucial role as a leader in New York State regarding this pivotal public health issue.
10/17/2014 Praise for Stony Brook Trauma Center as Police Officer is discharged from HospitalSTONY BROOK, NY, October 17, 2014 - The Suffolk police officer who was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver in Huntington on September 22nd was discharged from Stony Brook University Hospital today. Officer Nicholas Guerrero, 36, was escorted out of the hospital front lobby with applause from more than one-hundred fellow officers along with physicians, nurses and other medical staff as he made his way into an ambulance that would transport him to a local rehabilitation facility.
10/9/2014 New, Expanded Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit Opens at Stony Brook MedicineSTONY BROOK, NY, October 9, 2014 - A new 15-bed unit in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) at Stony Brook University Heart Institute was unveiled on Monday at Stony Brook Medicine.
10/9/2014 Stony Brook Professor Leads World's Largest Medical Study on the State of Mind and Consciousness at the Time of DeathStony Brook, NY, October 9, 2014 - The results of a four-year international study of 2,060 cardiac arrest cases across 15 hospitals worldwide concluded that there is a unique experience of death for humans that appears far broader than what has been referred to as so called near-death experiences (NDEs). Dr. Sam Parnia, Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Director of Resuscitation Research at Stony Brook Medicine is lead author of the study, which is published in the journal Resuscitation.
10/3/2014 Nationally Recognized Researcher and Educator Named Chair of Stony Brook Medicine's Department of AnesthesiologySTONY BROOK, N.Y., October 3, 2014 - Tong Joo (TJ) Gan, MD, MHS, FRCA, an award-winning researcher in post-operative recovery and educator, has been named Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Stony Brook Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine.
10/1/2014 Turning the Town Pink for Breast CancerSTONY BROOK, NY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 - Yusuf Hannun, MD, Director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center, received a proclamation yesterday from Town of Brookhaven Supervisor, Ed Romaine, and Town of Brookhaven officials in recognition of "Turn the Town Pink," a month-long community health education initiative. The proclamation helped kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
10/1/2014 First diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S., What now?A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced yesterday. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20. At that time, the individual did not have symptoms, but several days later, he began to feel ill. He went to a local emergency department, but was discharged and went home. As he continued to be symptomatic, he went to the emergency department of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where is was admitted and isolated on Sunday.